No cheese on toast for fence-sitters

Discussion in 'V.C.'s Parlor' started by Flashart, Jan 7, 2021.

  1. Geode

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    Sometimes w/a nice
    beefsteak or heirloom
    out of the garden, it
    doesn't need all the
    frills. Tomato, mayo,
    bread, s & p. Mmm.
     
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  2. shingh2002

    shingh2002 Squier-Meister

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    This.

    As far as terminology goes, I agree cheese on toast and a grilled cheese are two separate things. Ironically a grilled cheese is usually cooked in a frying pan on a stove (or maybe a plancher if you're really cookin'), atleast that's the way I prefer it. With each side of the sandwich slathered in homemade garlic butter. Mmm.

    Edit: a cheese toastie is the third iteration, made by a sandwich press or foreman like grill. For me, its main characteristic is the dry toasted shell.

    To the OP. I prefer the my cheese in toast to brown just a little, to guarantee maximum meltage, with a hint of caramelisation.
     
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  3. eddiemac

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    It is written in the Magna Carta on how to prepare cheese on toast .

    my Nan trained me up on the fine art -

    1. Fresh uncut white loaf, sliced into the thickness of a door stop .
    2. Toasted on one side
    3. Lashings of butter spread on the non toasted side & must reach right to the edges
    4. Cheese must be extra mature cheddar & grated
    5. Grilled until the cheese releases the lovely cheese oily goodness & starting to turn a golden colour , this must be closely watched to enhance the pleasure .
    6. A liberal dollop of tomato ketchup on each slice & a mug of steaming hot tea .

    If the above is not followed exactly the sheriff`s horsemen will arrest you & by morning you will be tied to a ships bow & heading for Australia to serve your lifelong sentence .
     
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  4. gearobsessed

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    I miss the old school toastie pie.
    There were 3 recipes we grew up on:
    1: Margarine on the outsides of both slices of bread, and cheese in the middle.
    2: Margarine on the outsides of both slices of bread, and watties spaghetti and cheese in the middle.
    3: Margarine on the outsides of both slices of bread, cheese, shaved ham and tinned pineapple in the middle.
    Toastie pies were the standard diy feed as kids, with 2 minute noodles being a close second.
     
  5. SoundDesign

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    The younger culinary set would call cheese on toast a grilled cheese "deconstructed". How did we manage before they came along? :rolleyes:
     
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  6. Flashart

    Flashart Squier Talker

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    And the cheese would be on the bottom with the bread on the top.



    Because it's "ironic".
     
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  7. NoStoneUnturned

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    I seem to recall lots of hippies selling grilled/cheese on toast outside of Grateful Dead shows. The perfect food for the "munchies" perhaps?
     
  8. MarekG

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    I don't really know much about guitars, but this is something I can get behind! Very confusing: American broiler is UK grill, and US Grill is basically a hotplate, or flat frying pan? Or is that a griddle? And if it's a griddle, what's a (US) grill? And if it's not, what's a griddle? And what's the (usually cast-iron) plate which puts sear-marks on steak or whatever? I'd call that a griddle.

    As George Bernard Shaw is said to have said: "Two countries separated by a common language".......
     
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  9. MarekG

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    He speaks the truth, although brown sauce (HP/Daddies etc) may be substitited for red (tomato ketchup)
     
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  10. DougMen

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    Having celiac disease means I have to be gluten free, which means I will never again experience the wonder of a grilled cheese sandwich, or any sandwich for that matter. No bread, cake, muffin, pasta, pizza, burritos, pancakes, waffles, french toast, or enchiladas. I can have tacos though, as long as they're made with corn tortillas, so all is not lost! And, this reminded me of my Mom's potato pancakes and corn fritters. I miss them almost as much as I miss her.
     
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  11. MrYeats

    MrYeats Dr. Squier Platinum Supporting Member

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    Down here where I live, in Northern Mexico, or South Texas, depends on what day of the week it is, we toast our cheese onto two tortillas. We call if quesodilla.
     
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  12. beagle

    beagle Squier-holic

    Nov 19, 2017
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    You'd get toasted yourself if you only toasted one side of the bread and then put "tomato ketchup" on it here.
     
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  13. Geode

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    MrYeats,

    It must be
    2-for-Tuesday..!!

    ¿Si?
     
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  14. Hal Nico

    Hal Nico Squier-Meister

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    Can you have Goat's cheese?

    https://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/319926#why-would-you-want-to-avoid-gluten


    List of gluten-free cheeses and alternatives to cheese:
    According to Beyond Celiac, some varieties of cheese that are usually gluten-free include:

    • brie
    • Cheddar
    • Swiss
    • Parmesan
    • provolone
    • feta
    • goat
    • ricotta
     
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  15. Uncle Joe

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    I was waiting for one of the OP's fellow countrymen to suggest brown sauce on grilled cheese. :eek:;) That's a hard no for me. :)

    Cheese on toast sounds good though. Option 1 for me.
     
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  16. beagle

    beagle Squier-holic

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    It was mentioned a long time a go, but you missed it. :D

     
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  17. MarekG

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    Ah, the great one side/both sides toasted divide! And why the quote marks? Are you "tomato sauce" or "red sauce"?
     
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  18. MarekG

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    The penny has dropped that Jersey means New Jersey, not the island between the UK and France...... Do you not like brown sauce, or just not with cheese?
     
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  19. macoshark

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    Grilled Cheese on Sprouts baby boule bread. Must be Tilamook Xtra Sharp cheese.
     
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  20. Flashart

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    This maybe UK specific but I see your Daddies and I raise you "Beetop"
     
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